All right Monday. We didn't get off to a great start. But I'm working up my spark. I'm breathing in all the good energy. I'm remembering who I am.
I just woke up a little wonky. I was tired - didn't get a great sleep. I just felt off and anxious.
But I got up. I stretched. I practiced self care. I did my morning routine. Went out for a walk. I even jogged a few blocks. And I did a podcast.
When I got home, I felt a little better. I was beginning to feel better. I just needed to slow that worry train down.
So as I write this blog, slowly winding down from a bit of an anxious mental train ride, I'm remembering all the cool things I've been up to.
One of those great things is getting back into reading. I've been reading a lot of books lately. And it feels great. I've always been a reader. And usually I have a few books going on at the same time. I've got real life - hold in my hand - books. And I've got books on Kindle. But the last few months I was noticing my attention span was challenging me and I wasn't able to get really "into" my books and reading. But then....the spark came back. And it's fabulous. So I've decided to share some of these books with you.
First of all - MY books are out in paperback and for sale on Amazon. That thrills me. Here they are! I included a picture of my two sweethearts. See them there up at the top! These are the proof copies. But after I clicked that final button and approved everything - WHOOP! WHOOP! They were and ARE on sale on Amazon.
Okay - so the other picture (down below) is of the last three books I've been reading. Three different styles. Three different kinds of fun. Oh and I'm not stopping there! I've got more coming.
All right - The Joy Of Leaving Your Sh*t All Over the Place is fun. It makes you feel great if you like your stuff. It's funny. There are cute drawings. While I was reading it - I just felt like the author was a kindred spirit of me and Mental Girl. The book is all about the art of being messy. That's what Jennifer McCartney wants to share with you - and she does a great job.
Jasmine's Quest for the Stardust Sapphire was written by a friend of mine, Kathy McCullough. She writes a lot of great books. Please check them out. And when she gave me a signed copy of this book to read - I snagged it so fast and enjoyed it from cover to cover.
Then On the Road by Jack Kerouac. I'm trying to figure out how this one slipped through my fingers when I was younger. It really is a great book. Now for some reason most people think this is a non-fiction book. I actually had some disagreements when I would tell people I was reading it. I knew it was fiction. Now, to be fair, it is based on Kerouac's journey's driving back and forth across the United States. But it's fiction. No matter - the book is great. I highly recommend it. I've enjoyed it so much, I ordered another Kerouac book called Dwarma's Bums and looking forward to reading it.
All right! See? I was so anxious this morning. I still am a little bit. I'm working through some stuff. But while I take frequent breaks from all this what if thinking, I need to remind myself of all the delicious wonderful exciting adventures with reading that I've been on. I need to remind myself of all the healing work I've been doing. The art projects, the gardening, and most of all the great parenting I've been doing. Come on Rebecca!
Taking a deep breath.
Take it with me.
Remind yourself of your value.
Thanks for being here.
Thanks for your support.
I'm glad you are here.